Students announce LEF basket raffle winners

Jun 03, 2019
BAHS students Alice Andrews, Ashley Blais and Ella Ardizoni, from left, with baskets they raffled at United Farmers Market of Maine to support Liberian students.

Belfast — Students in Belfast Area High School's Liberian Education Fund announced the following May Basket Raffle winners in their recent fundraiser:

Lindsay Bailey (crafts), Kerri Vacher (picnic), Lindsay Bailey (book lovers), Christine Stevens (cooking), Julie Cook (wellness), Audrey Lagerbom (a night in), Lindsay Bailey (eco-friendly), Willoe Kirkpatrick (a night out), Kerri Vacher (Belfast specialities) and Charity Hall (mystery).

"Generous donations from Belfast area businesses made LEF’s May Basket Raffle our biggest fundraiser of the year," the students said in a press release. They thanked Ananda Yoga and Wellness, Bay Wrap, Belfast Co-Op, Blue Alpaca Ranch and Store, Brambles, Chase’s Daily, Colburn Shoe Store, Dave’s Chocolate Drop, Eat More Cheese, Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, Green Store, Kids Unplugged, Left Bank Books, Nautilus Restaurant, Opera House Videos, Purple Baboon, Reny’s, Sail Locker, Sonhado, Vinolio, Wild Cow Creamery and United Farmer’s Market of Maine.

The first tuition payments from the BAHS Liberian Education Fund were delivered to Liberian students in January 2007. "We are pleased and honored to continue the work started by Maya French and Kim Ouellette," the students said.

Currently the group supports Joseph Fallah Kpoukau as he works to complete his high school education, and Amos Lindah, Ericson Sonkarlay and Jessie M. Tarpeh as they work toward their university graduations.

LEF students meet monthly with coordinators Amy Zoryu and Terrence Woods to work on leadership and communication skills.

 

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